Human rights law
Paula is an internationally renowned legal scholar with expertise in international human rights law generally, with a particular focus on children's rights and LGBTI rights. She is also a deputy director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash.
She developed the website www.antigaylaws.org to provide reliable and accurate information about the laws used to persecute LGBTI individuals around the world. As Founding Director of the Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation, she is committed to fighting for equality and dignity for LGBTI persons in countries on our doorstep. There are still 20 Asia-Pacific countries where it is a crime to be gay, and Kaleidoscope works with local activists to change this.
Paula also founded LGBTI Academics, a global network that supports and connects academics identifying as LGBTIQ, or whose teaching and research touches on LGBTI issues. It provides a forum for sharing ideas and ensuring the academics are not working in isolation.